Types of Braces
Traditional Silver Braces
Traditional Silver braces are the most common type of brace used in Orthodontics. These braces are easy to work with, but are very noticeable. Many patients will not have a problem with this; however, some patients will prefer to use less noticeable braces. Along with being the most commonly used type of braces; traditional silver braces are also the most predictable, most reliable and most efficient braces.
Coloured braces are the same as traditional silver, but have optional, changeable coloured ties. These ties come in 30 different colours that can be mixed and matched by the patient. Typically, children and teenagers tend to prefer coloured braces. If you want to pick out your colours prior to your appointment, take a look at the “brace painter.”
Opting for ceramic braces will give you many reasons to smile! Their translucent appearance, combined with their attractive and comfortable design will leave you beaming. You will enjoy the self-confidence that comes from wearing braces that perform as great as they look.
The great thing with ceramic braces is that you will never have to worry about flashing that “tin grin” every time you smile. Knowing that the natural beauty of your teeth is shining through as opposed to your braces will make you feel better about your treatment.
Since ceramic braces will not discolor or stain, they will look as awesome the day they are removed as the day your orthodontist put them on. Throughout the course of your treatment, clarity braces will securely remain in place; and the metal-lined slot enables faster treatment. Ceramic braces are smooth and efficient. They have definitely become the latest fashion accessory in orthodontic appliances.
Sometimes, patients will opt to use the stronger traditional braces on the bottom teeth, while using the clear braces for the upper teeth. This is considered the best of both worlds, with less noticeable braces on the top where people want them and strong braces on the bottom where people need them. By using combination braces, there is less worry about breakage and staining over full Clear braces, while also being slightly less expensive.
Invisalign braces are virtually invisible, removable braces. This system of removable braces uses a series of high-tech, clear acrylic shells that work to move your teeth incrementally, without having to fix them to your teeth. Invisalign braces are not suitable for all orthodontic treatments, but can be quite effective for minor or moderate treatments. If you are interested in Invisalign, come in for an preliminary appointment to find out if you are a good candidate for Invisalign appliances. Typically, these treatments will last anywhere from 6-18 months. Invisalign is more expensive than Coloured, Clear and Traditional braces.
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We understand that quality orthodontic care starts with open communication. Right from the beginning, our orthodontists take as much time as necessary to thoroughly explain all of his diagnostic findings and recommended treatment plan(s), including any alternative treatment options.
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